The race to vaccinate as new coronavirus variants emerge

January 29, 2021

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Workers prepare a coffin for burial at the special section of the Padurenan cemetery opened to accommodate the surge in deaths during the coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi, Indonesia, Jan. 28, 2021.

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The global race toward the mass vaccination of populations continues to face hurdles around the world just as new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus are identified. And, the United Kingdom, with one of the highest COVID-19 mortality rates per capita in the world, has a new way to stop the spread of the coronavirus by putting people in hotels to quarantine. Also, long before Wuhan became known as the city where the first cases of the coronavirus were found, it had built a very different reputation as a hotbed of punk and indie rock.

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